DENVER, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year over 62 million people in the United States contributed their time, giving almost 8 billion hours of volunteer service to a variety of causes. Some may ask, do volunteers coming from abroad to dedicate their time and money toward a worthy cause actually make an impact?
Earlier this month, 60 members of the Women of Global Change (WGC) would unanimously agree that they did make an impact. They joined together in Mexico for their annual summit and philanthropic service project. WGC completes international initiatives for the betterment of humanity all over the world. The organization also provides training to help women and youth start their own companies.
This year's project was painting the exterior structures of a Mexican kindergarten that were repeatedly battered by the harsh Caribbean weather. The buildings and fences were severely stripped of paint due to hurricanes and storms. Besides donating time, the WGC members bought hundreds of much needed items including clothes, school supplies, and household necessities. Some tables, tarps, and equipment were also purchased from the local Home Depot to ensure the school could establish and maintain an environment ideal for learning.
Among the volunteers who contributed was Nancy Gaines, CEO of Gain Advantages and President of the Denver Chapter of WGC. "The kids were so appreciative and grateful that their school was selected for our project. I'm honored to help make a difference in their community," said Gaines. Other generous WGC project volunteers included Dame DC Cordova, David Fagan, and Charlsey Baumeier.
Besides volunteering, the week including networking, education, and opportunities to build business partnerships. WGC strongly believes that people can do more together than working alone. In addition, there were two field trips to the pyramids and the Xplor Caves so the participants could experience the Mexican culture firsthand. Next year's summit will be held in Jamaica.
Gaines, an international speaker, presented on the power of business systems to increase productivity and speed to results. As a Productivity Expert, she is frequently invited to speak on actionable ways companies can focus on the right actions in the right order so they grow their business quickly. She will be speaking at events in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Colorado, and Utah in the upcoming months.
Volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of communities worldwide. They really do make a difference, even if it's one community at a time. Before leaving to paint the school, the WGC participants were shown the inspirational Starfish Story video. It's the story of a young girl who picks up starfish from the beach and tosses them back into the ocean so they can survive. While she realizes she can't help them all, she knows she made a difference to some – just like volunteering.
About Nancy Gaines
A former management consultant for IBM, Ernst & Young, and Capgemini, Nancy Gaines spent two decades helping clients like Shell Oil, Bombardier, AIG Insurance, and Clorox be even more productive. She structures time, projects, and resources in strategic ways to provide optimal business clarity and success. She is fiercely committed to guiding focus-driven leaders to achieve ease in running their companies so they have superior productivity, profits, and employee engagement. She is a bestselling author, international speaker, and podcast host. If you are looking for a proven professional who can provide the training and executive coaching needed to grow your profits and eliminate the overwhelm, let Nancy show you and your team how to run your day instead of it running you. Learn more at http://www.nancygaines.com/.
Nancy Gaines, Gain Advantages, Inc.
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